Hydrogen (H2) energy specialist Ecubes Arcola has landed a 25-year partnership with the South Sumatran Government to deliver H2-enabled clean energy infrastructure through the province.
The first phase of the partnership – launched in London tomorrow – will see H2-powered vehicles in use at the 2018 Asian Games, held in Jakarta and Palemberg, Indonesia, later this month.
Supported by Imperial College, one of the world’s top ten universities, Ecubes Arcola will also be running a week-long education roadshow in Indonesian cities, providing hands-on technology workshops for over 1,000 young people in South Sumatra & Java, plus open-access displays for all visitors to Jakabaring Sports City, home to many of the Asian Games venues.
This programme is part of a wider Ecubes Arcola strategy to delivery hydrogen-powered, clean energy infrastructure across the region via complementary projects across the power generation and supply and transport sectors, based on the technology.
“Delivering solutions for sustainable energy world is no longer a matter of overcoming technological obstacles, but about leadership challenges. South Sumatra is showing strong leadership in developing a green economy, as indicated by pioneering solutions based on hydrogen related technologies since 2016” said Aleksander Gerbec, President Director of Ecubes Arcola.
“Cross-sectoral integration of infrastructures enables increased and accelerated penetration of renewable energy into the power mix, whilst simultaneously delivering zero emission transportation”, added Dr Ben Todd, Managing Director of Ecubes Arcola.
The company will be demonstrating some of the technology tomorrow at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in London.
The event will also showcase the cutting-edge of UK zero-emissions technology with a demonstration a double decker hydrogen fuel cell electric bus, developed by Arcola Energy using an Alexander Dennis base vehicle, making a journey to Westminster.
The programme’s mission in Indonesia, is to demonstrate the way power infrastructures can be designed to enable clean, affordable energy, and clean air, for everyone. The programme is already starting to provide exciting opportunities for the development of a new, low carbon, circular economy in Indonesia. The programme for the 2018 Asian Games is a precursor to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics where hydrogen-enabled power and transport will be a key part of the infrastructure.